B.A. in Mathematics Requirements

Group 1. General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2018

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE foundations, diversification, structural and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (37-38 credits, 40 credits)

  1. Track One, Traditional (for students planning graduate work in mathematics or careers in science or technology 37-38 Credits)
  • Calculus Required Core: (14 Credits)
    • MATH 241 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 242 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 243 Calculus III (3)
    • MATH 244 Calculus IV (3)
  • Upper Math Required Core: (14 Credits)
    • MATH 310 Discrete Mathematics (3)
    • MATH 311 Intro Linear Algebra (3)
    • MATH 424 Group Theory (4)
    • MATH 431 Real Analysis I (4)
  • Upper Electives: (9-10 Credits)
    • One from the following list of courses (3-4 Credits):
      • MATH 314 Topology (4)
      • MATH 317 Intro To Theory Of Equations (3)
      • MATH 324 Ring Theory (4)
    • Two from the following list of courses (6 Credits):
      • 300 or 400 level MATH courses, excluding MATH 399 Directed Studies (To Be Arranged) , 499, 496
      • ASTR 350 Stellar Astrophysics (3)
      • BIOL 481L Trop Island Ecology & Evol Lab (2)
      • CS 407 Intro To Numerical Analysis I (3)
      • CS 408 Intro To Numerical Analysis II (3)
      • CS 440 Artificial Intelligence (3)
      • CS 470 Theory Of Computing (3)
      • PHYS 330 Electromagnetism (3)
      • PHYS 331 Optics (3)
      • PHYS 341 Thermodynamics (3)
      • PHYS 360 Mathematical Physics (3)
      • PHYS 371 Classical Mechanics (3)
      • PHYS 380 Chaos (3)
      • PHYS 430 Quantum Mechanics I (3)
  1. Track Two, Teaching (for students planning to teach mathematics, 40 Credits)
  • Calculus Required Core: (14 Credits)
    • MATH 241 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 242 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 243 Calculus III (3)
    • MATH 244 Calculus IV (3)
  • Upper Math Required Core: (26 Credits)
    • MATH 310 Discrete Mathematics (3)
    • MATH 311 Intro Linear Algebra (3)
    • MATH 324 Ring Theory (4)
    • MATH 421 Elem Probability Theory (3)
    • MATH 422 Elementary Math Statistics (3)
    • MATH 431 Real Analysis I (4)
    • MATH 441 Geometry I (3)
    • MATH 496 Tchg Assist & Tutoring Math (1–3) (See note 4)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Mathematics

120 credits required.

Notes

  1. Students should take MATH 310 Discrete Mathematics (3) as soon as possible after completing MATH 242 Calculus II (4) to make timely progress.
  2. MATH 314 Topology (4) Topology is a recommended elective preceding MATH 431 Real Analysis I (4) Analysis.
  3. MATH 324 Ring Theory (4) Ring Theory is a recommended elective preceding MATH 424 Group Theory (4) Group Theory.
  4. Students in the Teaching Track are required to take 3 credits of MATH 496 Tchg Assist & Tutoring Math (1–3) Tchg Assist & Tutoring Math (1–3) to graduate. MATH 496 Tchg Assist & Tutoring Math (1–3) is a variable credit courses and may be taken for 1-3 credits. Students are allowed to repeat MATH 496 Tchg Assist & Tutoring Math (1–3) multiple times in order to reach the minimum of 3 credits required for graduation.
  5. Students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in courses required for the major.
  6. At least 45 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- and 400-level.
  7. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  8. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  9. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  10. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.